January 23, 2014 RSS feed / General Stories

Missing Tax Bills in Putnam

Attention residents of Patterson and Putnam Lake: If you have not received your town and county tax bill by now, contact Patterson Town Hall immediately.  Supervisor Mike Griffin reported last week the town’s Receiver of Taxes had been rec More...

Morningthorp Bridge to Get Repairs

The 100-year old Morningthorp Bridge that has been closed to vehicles and pedestrian traffic since 2007 will soon be undergoing a facelift and rehabilitation.  More...

Super Bowl Raffle Raises $15K

Rick Gebhardt of Peach Lake in Southeast may be going to the Super Bowl next month after winning a Rotary raffle but the real winners will be organizations benefitting from the Brewster Rotary’s philanthropy.  Last week, Gebhardt’s n More...

Virtual Help Center Is Launched for Veterans

With veterans needs increasing across the county, the Mental Health Association of Putnam has unveiled the Veterans Assistance Center on the not-for-profit’s website.  Megan Castellano, executive director of the Mental Health Association, More...

Eric Gross is Honored by Carmel Fire Department

Eric Gross has been chasing fire trucks for half a century while reporting on the brave and heroic acts of Putnam’s volunteer firefighting and EMS corps.  Last week, the Carmel Fire Department presented Gross with its 1st annual Friend of More...

Vinny Ruggiero to Lead Carmel Fire Department in 2014

Vinny Ruggiero will lead the Carmel Fire Department in 2014. Ruggiero took his oath of office as chief Saturday evening, succeeding Robert Lipton before some 200 guests gathered at the Amber Room in Danbury. More...

Putnam Receives Kudos for Fire Deptarment Reporting

The Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services has been recognized by the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for achieving 100 percent participation in the state’s Fire Reporting System.  Putnam’s 13 volunteer fire dep More...

Former Daycare Provider Arrested for Domestic Violence

A former employee of the Brewster School District’s “Before and After School Child Care Program” – who was arrested for grand larceny two years ago this month for stealing $130,000 in school funds – was arrested again la More...

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‘Where Jesus is now the star divine, Brighter and brighter he will shine, Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine on.’ ~R. Fisher Boyce